In addition to my job here at the radio station, I have always had a side job or two to supplement our income. I have been DJing weddings for almost 20 years, but I recently stared working through Black Tie Productions, and now I get sent out almost every weekend to some great locations throughout Michigan.

A few weeks ago, I was at a beautiful farm outside of Holly, next weekend I will be in Frankenmuth. But this past weekend, I was in Port Hope.

Our family used to take annual camping trips to Sleeper State Park in Caseville, so I have always had a great love for traveling to the thumb. After a long drive up M-53, seeing less and less urban and more and more rural scenery, I arrived at the Point Aux Barques Lighthouse. I was surprised to see that it was still in operation and even more awe inspiring in person than in the photos I had seen. Our family had never made it to Port Hope, but I have seen pictures of the lighthouse.

It has been at least ten years since I was up in the thumb, and I was reminded this past weekend of how beautiful the sunsets are over the lake, and how dark it gets at night. Away from the big cities, the tip of the thumb is easily my favorite place for star-gazing.

Check out a few photos I took over the course of an hour or so as the sun went down in Port Hope, Michigan this past Saturday Night. They are not nearly as breathtaking as being their, but you'll get the idea.

Now I feel like Tim Allen should narrate this article. "Because watching a sunset over Lake Huron next to a lighthouse... is Pure Michigan!"

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